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Thursday, November 12, 2009

GET MARRIED- NEW SEASON/ NEW LOOK


Get Married will return to TV on Saturday, January 2, 2010 with a new look, a new channel and a new host. Stacie Francombe, the CEO and founder of Get Married, will take over the helm of the new season and the show, which really zooms in on the bride- with trends, real weddings and expert advice. The show will air on Saturdays at 9:30AM on WEtv and will simulcast on Wedding Central. You won't want to miss a minute of this amazing little program! I will keep you updated about all the happenings and I will let you know when Philadelphia will be the featured city on the show. So, stay tuned to my blog and to Get Married for all the latest news in weddings!! And, follow Get Married on Twitter and Facebook.

GET MARRIED GETS SASSY

While we anxiously await the start of the new season of Get Married ( more later on that news), Get Married is introducing a new feature "The Sassy Award"! And, guess who has received the very first one- ME!! This award is given to bloggers who have awesome and informative blogs- which, I guess I do! And, this is what they had to say about my blog: "We are very excited to award you the first Get Married Sassy Site Award! Your blog is Smart, Awesome, Savvy, Stylish, uniquely You, exuding SASSY! We applaud you for the variety of your posts, your expert insight, and overall fun attitude.": I was so excited when I got the news, yesterday, that Get Married thinks I deserved the first time for this wonderful honor. Get Married also has a new look on their site and lots of great information, giveaways and, of course, BloggerBrides. Thank you, Get Married, for giving me the very first Sassy Award! You made my day!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

WEDDING PAPER DIVAS CONTEST

The Wedding Paper Divas are having a contest and you won't want to miss out on your chance to win! Imagine yourselves in this tropical heaven for 3 nights- and a wedding besides! But, you only have until midnight on September 20 to enter! So don't waste any time!! The winner will also get a $500 certificate from the Divas for invitations! Don't delay! Enter today!! And, while you are there, don't forget to browse the many beautiful and fun invitations and stationary available at Wedding Paper Divas and Tiny Prints. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

NORTHAMPTON COUNTRY CLUB

I had the opportunity to visit the Northampton Country Club recently and found it a lovely place for a wedding. The grounds are beautiful and there are plenty of great places for photos.



















There are two ballrooms, each with its own personality.



























And, you can get married in one of two gazebos, on a patio, overlooking the golf course















Kristen and her staff are eager to accommodate you and your guests with flair and excellence. The menus are mouth- watering and the amenities are plenty. Here is the basic package that you start with. You can change or upgrade where you choose and you can bring in things like your own cake or florist.

.. Five Hours of Premium Open Bar Service
.. Cocktail Hour with Pasta Station, Hot and Cold Hors d’ Oeuvres
.. Complete Three Course Dinner with Coffee and Tea Service
.. Sweetheart or Traditional Head Table
.. Champagne Toast for All of Your Guests
.. White Glove Service Throughout the Entire Affair
.. Elegantly Decorated Multi-Tiered Wedding Cake
.. Fresh Floral Centerpieces
.. Stylish Table Linens
.. Signature Drink
.. Picturesque Ceremony Setting with Gazebo
.. Outside Patios Overlooking Our Golf Course
.. Private Bridal Suite
.. Sales Tax and Service Charge Included
.. WE ARE CURRENTLY INCLUDING GOLD CHAIVARI CHAIRS &
DISCOUNTING CHAIR COVERS!!

Cocktail Hour

Market Fresh & Hand Sliced Garden Vegetables
Brimming Baskets of Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets, Crunchy Bell Peppers,
Baby Carrots, Crispy Cucumbers, Zucchini, Sweet Grape Tomatoes, Black & Green Olives
and so much more accompanied by Our Chef’s Fresh Dipping Sauce

A Selection of Cheeses
Hand Selected Imported and Domestic Varieties, Artistically Displayed
Served with assorted English Water Crackers and Dijon Mustard.

Pasta Station

Your guests will enjoy an elegant display of the following pastas and sauces.
Penne Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce
Tri Colored Bow Tie Pasta with a delicious Lobster Cream Sauce

Served as Accompaniments to Our Pasta Station
Aged Italian Grated Cheese, Crushed Red Pepper, Mills of Black Pepper,
& Hearth Baked Loaves of Warm Garlic Bread

Butlered Hors d’oeuvres
Includes all of the following:

Phyllo Cup with Sour Cream & Caviar
Fresh Mini Mozzarella in Olive Oil and Fresh Basil
Home Made Bruschetta on Garlic Crostini
Baked Mushrooms Stuffed with Crabmeat
Fan Tail Fried Shrimp
Oriental Vegetable Dumplings
Chicken Quesadillas with Sour Cream
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
Mini Potato Pancakes
Chicago Style Beef Franks en croute
Mini Beef Wellington

Each item served with appropriate condiments and dipping sauces

Sample Menu

Northampton Signature Salad =
Baby Field Greens, Mandarin Oranges, Sun Dried Tomatoes
and Feta Cheese with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Chicken Bruschetta =
Boneless Breast of Chicken with Tomato-Basil Concassé, Melted Mozzarella and Provolone
And Dressed with a Balsamic Port Wine Demi-Glace’

OR

Filet Mignon au Champignon =

Atop Merlot Wine Demi-Glaze, Garnished with Fresh Sautéed Mushrooms

OR

Broiled Filet of Salmon

Served with Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Or perhaps you prefer to do a duet such as:

Filet Mignon & Jumbo Crab Stuffed Shrimp
Fork Tender Filet Mignon with Two Jumbo Crab Stuffed Shrimp, each with their own sauce

Gourmet Wedding Cake
served with Vanilla Ice Cream & a Raspberry Puree
or White Chocolate or Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Cup


There are so many things you can also do, such as an ice sculpture or luge, a frozen drink bar, a wine display, many dessert options- candy bars, Viennese tables, etc. The possibilities are endless. So, visit the Northampton Country Club and take advantage of the many wonderful things at your disposal.

SEASON TWO- THE LAST DAYS

Tune in for the final episodes of Get Married's second season and check out these fabulous features. There is always something worthwhile on Get Married. So, tune in every morning to watch. You can always catch a missed episode on Get Married's web site and find out what the experts have to say on the Get Married blog. Next season, a trip to Philadelphia and some of the best vendors in the City of Brotherly Love (hint, hint!)

Fabulous Fashion:
Be dazzled by Randy Fenoli, fashion director at the famous Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC, as he discusses the hottest wedding gown trends.

Custom Cocktails: Watch as cocktail architect, Yusef Austin from Elite Elixirs, shows brides and grooms how to create the most spectacular drinks for their big celebration.

Dynamic Destinations: See how to throw a magical Rocky Mountain wedding that is perfect for those who love the outdoors.

Glorifying Gravity: Watch how one couple took “no pressure” to the next level by making wedding history and marrying in zero gravity.

Spectacular Statements: Get inspired by memorable grand entrances and exits.

Technology Trends: Learn how world renowned videographer, Ray Roman, is using advanced technology to create wedding videos that look like personal feature films.

Mini Munchies and Finger Foods: Learn how to have a high-style, high-taste wedding menu by serving little edible delights.


Monday, August 31, 2009

A NEW CHAPTER

Today I begin my 54th year and a new chapter in my life. This year has been one of the most difficult in my life. So many sad things have happened that I can't change or control. But, the loss of my mother last week has made a profound mark on my life. So, today as I celebrate with my daughter and the grandchildren, I will reflect on all the things that will change and all the new horizons yet to explore. For now, it is time to get back to work, to re- connect with all of you and to begin to heal from all that has happened. My birthday wish is for many new brides to help, many new friends to meet and many more years to enjoy my little loves as they grow.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A PERSONAL LOSS
















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I lost my mother today. It has been a very long and sad summer and the last month has been extremely difficult. My life has been spent between hours at the hospital and caring for my granddaughter. My days have been long and the decisions I have been forced to make have been heart wrenching and so hard. When I went to find some photos of my mother to use for this sad post, I realized I have almost no photos of my mother and I together. These photos of my mother with her grandchildren are all I could find. I am exhausted and sad, but I am relieved that my mother isn't suffering anymore and she is in a much happier place. I have been away from my blog during this time, but can now get back to what gives me such pleasure- sharing wedding news with all of you.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IT'S A SHOE THING

If you want to add a touch of your own personality to your bridal attire... the shoe is the thing! Color, feathers, fur...boots- what is your clever way to make that peek under the dress more interesting? So many brides are not wearing white bridal shoes anymore. But, even if you do wear white shoes- give them a dramatic flair, like these with the marabou trim. Whatever your style, this is your day to shine. So, enter the room with great shoes.

REGISTER YOUR HONEYMOON

If you are looking for a unique registry for your guests to purchase wedding gifts, how about The Honeymoon! You can create a wedding registry so that your family and friends can help you have a perfect honeymoon- everywhere from Las Vegas to Australia. This site, and others like it, will help you to plan your getaway, keep track of all your arrangements and give your wedding guests a chance to buy you a gift. So, while you may have a traditional registry for your china and bedding, this is a way to make buying a wedding gift more fun.



Saturday, August 08, 2009

A PERFECT PAIR

Here is a trendy and interesting idea for your cocktail hour. Why not have a tasting! You can go the traditional wine and cheese route or, try scotch and cheese- or a combination. What a perfect way to give guests a chance to explore the realm of great wine, single malt scotch and delicious cheeses, while mingling and enjoying the wait until your grand entrance into the reception. It will also add a dimension of WOW to your decor and to the excitement of the day.














scotch and cheese

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

More amazing news from Get Married! When the new magazine launches in the fall, you will be able to interact with it! That's right! If you have an internet- enabled camera phone, you can download the free Get Married App and save information, make purchases and learn more about the articles in the magazine. How much easier can your planning be?! To learn more about the APP click here.














As always, don't forget to check out the show every morning on Lifetime and read Colin Cowie's blog and blogger brides every day for great tips and information for your wedding. And, don't forget to sign up for your free copy of the first issue of the magazine. I just love Get Married! They have such good ideas and they never stop thinking of new ways to make planning a wedding easier!!










Monday, August 03, 2009

MOTHER OF THE GROOM - DON'T WEAR BEIGE

Here is a new book for all of you mothers of the groom! The mother of the groom really gets the short end of the stick many times. But, it is your son getting married! You should be involved and this little book give some great advice on how to be involved, stay happy and keep things smooth on the road to the altar! Brides, this is a lovely way to make your future mother- in- law feel included. My suggestion: Give her this book with a nice note telling her that you want her input and you want her to enjoy the day too.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IMAGES FOR A FALL WEDDING

Dreaming of a vintage fall wedding in a vineyard in Tuscany? These images of soft mocha, deep chocolate and creamy ivory will conjure visions of a lovely palette as the start of a luscious scene that is sure to make for a fairy tale day. Brown is a perfect color to begin spinning a rich theme for your special day. You can accent with soft ivory or yellow. Maybe you want to bring the splendor of fall with brilliant reds, oranges or greens. Fall is a perfect time of year for a wedding- the air is crisp, but the sun is still warm and the colors of nature are spectacular. So, start planning your fall wedding and enjoy the process!
image of a fall wedding




GET MARRIED FOR FREE

Get Married is going to press and you can get your copy of the first issue for free. This beautiful cover is the first of many design challenges that will grace the covers of Get Married Magazine. This one, a tablescape by Mark Held of Mark's Garden in Los Angeles. It's really lovely! Here is an excerpt from the press release for the magazine:
“The pages of Get Married magazine will translate the latest wedding trends, and the cover challenges top industry professionals to transform the latest colors, products and styles into an incredibly inspiring design – one that brides could recreate,” says said Stacie Francombe, founder and president of Get Married Media. “As a focal point of the wedding reception, the tablescape reflects a bride’s personal style and sets the mood for the party.”

So, get on over to Get Married and sign up for your copy of the new magazine, so that you will have all the latest info on planning your wedding. Tips, trends and lots of other great information are included - and, OH, the photos! Don' t miss out! And, don't forget to tune in to Get Married, every morning on Lifetime TV.


Monday, July 27, 2009

A LOVELY THANK YOU


"Good evening Wendy,
Thank you Wendy for being there on Jess & Nick's perfect day! It was a beautiful day, the ceremony was so moving, the gardens were gorgeous, the Highlands was the place to be, the food was excellent and the day of coordinator performed wonders! You were there for us every minute and then some. Whenever anything needed attending to - you were there. If Jess was anxious about something, you calmed her down and reassured her that everything was on schedule and everyone was in ready to go. You really were terrific and Barry and I couldn't have been more pleased at how you handled difficult situations that came up with a diplomatic & professional approach.
We sincerely appreciate your efforts on behalf of the Kuhn-Krefting Wedding - the day was just perfect!
Jean & Barry,"

I love my job!


NORTH CAROLINA BRIDES TO GET MARRIED!




Hey Ladies! Get Married is having a giveaway for you North Carolina brides!! It's all part of the Concord Bridal Blast. Here's the link to find out all the details. There's a chance to win a wedding reception and the first 200 brides will get a free Get Married swag bag! Sounds like fun.




AUGUST AT KLEINFELD'S

The line up of Trunk shows at Kleinfeld's in August is amazing! You can say "Yes" to your dress in any of these incredible designs. Call today to make your appointment to view these and other gorgeous gowns at New York's finest salon. There is a selection for every bride- from strapless ballgowns to little short informal dresses for that
getaway wedding. No matter what type of dress you are looking for, you wil
l find it at one of the many trunk
shows. There are also shows for the mother of the bride and for your headpiece. You can find everything at
Kleinfeld's. Randy, Joan and the whole team stop at nothing to make your wedding dreams come true. So, pay them a visit! It's worth the trip.

The first trunk show will be Amsale. It begins this weekend and is the perfect start for a wonderful month of dress shopping. After that we have:
Legends by Romona Keveza
Douglas Hannant
Amy Michelson
Michelle Roth
Henry Roth
Peter Langner























































































































Evening
Wear Trunk show are by:
Tina DiMartina
Rose Taft
Stephen Yearick















And Headpeices
and Accessories:
Thomas Knoell
Winters and Rain
Ti Adoro
Enchanted Atelier

















For a full list of dates and times, go to Kleinfeld's on line and make your appointment today!